its 15th Year
as a concept to showcase artists in the Kootenays and bring attention
to Nelson as a prominent arts town.
The year was
1988. A local artist and art advocate, Anne DeGrace, brought the
idea home. Artwalk has continued to grow with the number of local
businesses becoming galleries providing more venues for the growing
number of artists living in the Nelson region.
July, August and September mark three months of exhibitions throughout
the downtown core. Each month has a separate grand opening which
includes refreshments, musicians and lots of wonderful artwork for
locals and visitors to enjoy as they stroll through beautiful downtown
soft-impact tourism, Artwalk is non polluting and is inclined to attract
people respectful of the community while generating community pride.
an agent for community development, Artwalk is a fabulous opportunity
to partner business with art.
a walking tour of regional visual art, Nelsonís Artwalk exhibits approximately
one hundred artists in twelve to seventeen gallery venues in three
separate shows during the summer months.
continues to be a celebration of the wealth of artistic resources
nurtured by the inspiration of the Kootenay region as well as a great
opportunity to buy art, to discover unique shops and restaurants,
and to meet the friendly people in Nelson's downtown core.
- Over 12 venues
- July 4th, August 6th, September 5th and 28th openings
more information on this fabulous cultural feast pick up a Nelson Artwalk
at the Chamber of Commerce, participating venues and local hotels.
560 Baker Street, Suite 5, Nelson
P.O. Box 422, Nelson, BC V1L 5R2
Phone: 250 352-2402 Fax: 250 352-2405
Artwalk is a project of the Nelson District Arts
Council, the BC Arts Council and the City of Nelson.